Officially known as the Gabonese Republic, Gabon offers the most intrepid fly anglers an unparalleled adventure into the heart of West Africa’s most pristine and prolific coastal waters. With a backdrop of virgin tropical rainforests, angler fish barefoot in the surf, often into darkness, and also venture inland by boat to fish for some of the world’s largest tarpon. While Gabon is a hotspot for giant tarpon, it is equally if not more famous for a host of additional super-sized species including cubera snapper, threadfin, barracuda, and jack crevalle. This trip is for the most adventurous anglers willing to travel, seemingly back in time, to rough-it in an ecological Eden. Few of our offerings can compare to Sette Cama.
In addition to their world-class fishery, this trip also offers the opportunity to experience guided walks through Loanga National Park. Loanga offers the chance to see chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, red riverine hogs, forest sitatunga, numerous forest duikers and monkeys, along with forest elephant and forest buffalo along on the beach. This area is also world-famous for its unique birds, including vermiculated fishing owls, chocolate-backed kingfishers and white-crested tiger herons, among many others.
Gabon, West Africa
Sette Cama is located on a stretch of untouched coast near one of Africa’s largest estuary systems. It offers adventuresome anglers the opportunity to target massive tarpon from the beach using conventional tackle and they occasionally get them on the fly. Much of the surf fishing happens after sunset when the fish aggressively hunt the shallows. It also offers superb fly fishing in the lagoon, focusing on whitefin jacks, juvenile snapper and Guinean barracuda. Skilled South African guides access the beach on food and the lagoons in 18ft pangas. These boats are large and stable and comfortable to fish from.
The Camp/Lodge has a small team of experienced full-time guides. The guides are highly qualified and registered with the appropriate authorities. They are all passionate about sportfishing, keen environmentalists and qualified field guides with a wealth of angling and bush experience.
In addition to fishing Sette Cama offers guests guided walks in the nearby Loango National Park. Situated between the Nkomi and Ndogo Lagoons, Loango National Park is home to a stunning diversity of habitats within its 1,550 km range. Visitors can experience savannas, 100 km of pristine, uninhabited beach, untouched virgin rain forests and vast mangrove forests. Loango National Park also includes part of the 220 km² Iguéla Lagoon, the only significant example of a typical western African lagoon system that is protected entirely within a national park. For animal lovers, Loango National Park is a true paradise on earth. Gabon holds one of the highest densities of wildlife in the world, and Loango National Park proudly shows off its bounty to the world: forest elephants, hippos, red forest buffalo, leopards, crocodiles, western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, sitatunga, duikers, a vast array of birds, a variety of different monkey species, and the world’s largest concentration of humpback whales and dolphins after South Africa. Visit while it still remains one of the few pristine places left on Earth.
Accommodations and Meals:
The camp is located on the boundary of the Loango National Park, offering a highly exclusive base from which to experience the fishing as well as the wildlife. Guests stay in a rustic wooden lodge in shared rooms, with en suite bathrooms, and air-conditioning.
Day 1: Arrive Libreville, Gabon and transfer for Port Gentil, overnight (not included in package price).
Day 2: Transfer from Port Gentil to Sette Cama via charter flight, then boat transfer through one of the most pristine estuarine ecosystems on the planet.
Days 3 – 8: Six full days guided fishing.
Day 9: Transfer back to Port Gentil - Charter to Libreville - Depart for Home
2020 Rate: $4,350 + $850 charter flight = $5,200 per person, based on double occupancy
Included: All accommodations at Sette Cama, six and a half days guided fishing, fishing license and park entry fees.
Not Included: Airfare, hotel in Port Gentil, alcohol, gratuities, fishing tackle, hotel, meals and transportation in Libreville (if required).
Species: Tarpon, longfin jacks, jack crevalle, cuberra snapper, brown snapper, senegalese kob, and giant African threadfin.
Season: September - April
Capacity: 8 anglers